WHEN SHOULD A TIMING BELT BE REPLACED?

MOST CARS HAVE A SCHEDULE OF 60,000 MILES, 90,000 MILES OR 105,000 MILES. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CARS MANUFACUTERER'S SCHEDULE FOR ACCURATE REFERENCE. AT PIERCEAUTOMOTIVE WE CAN PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE NEEDS.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY FUEL FILTER?

MOST CARS RECOMMEND 30,000 MILE SCHEDULE, OTHER SUGGEST LONGER. WE RECOMMEND EVERY 25,000 TO 30,000, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ITEM ON YOUR VEHICLE AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE ON MOST CARS (AROUND $60 TO $100) WHEN PROPERLY PERFORMED, THIS IS A CRUCIAL ITEM ON MOST CARS TODAY WITH FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS. WHEN NOT SERVICED REGULARLY CAN COST IN THE THOUSANDS FOR SOME REPAIRS FROM DAMAGED CAUSED.

HOW MUCH FOR A OIL CHANGE SERVICE? WHAT IS DONE WHEN SERVICING?

USAULLLY TODAY AROUND $45-$50 PLUS TAX, WHEN PERFORMED BY A PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE SHOP. AT PIERCEAUTOMOTIVE WE CHANGE OIL AND FILTER, PERFORM A COMPLETE SAFETY INSPECTION, INCLUDING INSPECTION OF LEVEL AND CONDITION OF ALL FLUIDS, BRAKES, LIGHTS, BELTS, TIRES (ADJUST PRESSURES IF NEEDED), THEN WILL PROVIDE ESTIMATES FOR SERVICES NEEDED OR DUE BY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE PRESCRIBED BY YOUR CAR MANUFACTURER.

HOW MUCH FOR ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTIC?

MOST SHOPS CHARGE AROUND 1 HOUR LABOR, TODAYS RATES ARE USUALLY ABOUT 75-105 PER HOUR.  WE GENERALLY SPEND 2-4 HOURS OF TIME ON DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO INSURE PROPER DIAGNOSIS OF YOUR CAR. AT PIERCEAUTOMOTIVE  A INSPECTION OF CAR AND RELATED CONCERNS ARE PERFORMED WE THEN TEST DRIVE  VEHICLE BEFORE BEGINNING ANY REPAIRS, ONCE WE HAVE DRIVEN CAR AND SIGHTED CUSTOMERS CONCERN. WE RUN DIAGNSOTICS WITH COMPUTER DIAGNSOTIC EQUIPMENT AND THEN TEST COMPONENTS THAT ARE SUSPECT AND INSPECT FURTHER, ONCE IT IS DETERMINED WHAT HAS CAUSED ISSUE, WE WILL PROVIDE ESTIMATES FOR REPAIRS NEEDED.   WE THEN DISCUSS OPTIONS WITH CUSTOMER AND ALL REPAIRS ARE AUTHORIZED BEFORE BEGINNING. IN SOME CASES IT REQUIRES REPAIR OF ONE COMPONENT BEFORE CAN DETERMINE IF THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES WITH VEHICLE THAT ARE RELATED.

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